Tag: Ann Sterzinger

Turning Cynicism into Optimism

A review of Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work, by Ann Sterzinger and Ann Hedonia. By Keith Preston I confess to having never been a fan of so-called “self-help” books. Mostly, these kinds of works have always struck me as having goofy titles and charlatans for […]

Funding the Enemy: War and Welfare

From March last year: Ann Sterzinger’s libertarian solution to the Islamist problem. The welfare state is a gravy train for ISIS. If the welfare state doesn’t end in Europe, the welfare state will end Europe. And future historians will look back on the way the West ended and […]

NO CONFIDENCE: Vote for Yourself

In the face of a particularly pitiful election selection, Ann Sterzinger makes the case for giving oneself the first and final vote. Personally, were I American, I’d either just stay home or turn up only to draw a cock on the ballot paper, in line with my anti-democratic […]

Why I’m Scared of Widows & Orphans

Islam, immigration, and interventionism. I’ll be incorporating a response to the Ann-xieties expressed here (and elsewhere) into a future Infernal episode. There’s a lot of raspberrying and dismissiveness in the debate over whether to let the wave of “Syrian” “refugees” wash up on U.S. shores. In the partisan […]

The Magical Bottomless Labor Pool

The Princess of Pessimism, Ann Sterzinger, on labour and…er, labour. 1,950 words A few months back, publisher Chip Smith asked me to write a new intro for the upcoming second edition of my 2011 novel NVSQVAM. To write the essay I had to rethink my protagonist, Lester Reichartsen, […]

Horizontal Collaboration

A raunchily revisionist review by Ann Sterzinger. Sheds more light on the Conflict Without Heroes that was World War II. __________________ Is present-day Paris more puritanical than it was under the Nazis? I’d love to simply dwell on the jaunty visual attractiveness—not to mention the entertainment and historical […]

Octave Mirbeau on Voting

Ann Sterzinger‘s translation of a poll-dodging polemic by 19th century French anarchist and author Octave Mirbeau. Warms the cockles of my cold, anti-democratic heart…. Also, be sure to check out her translation of his novel In the Sky, available for the first time in English from Nine-Banded Books. […]

So Where Are the Feminists?

Ann Sterzinger asks the question at RightOn, spotlighting how the clash in the feminist worldview between “Enlightenment Person” and “Mommy Goddess” curtails any meaningful criticism of the more predatory and illiberal residents of Dar al-Islam. I notice the bifurcation a lot in abortion debates, where feminists talk about […]